Word of the Day Archive
August 1999

  1. superfluous: more than is wanted or is sufficient.
  2. gregarious: seeking and enjoying the company of others.
  3. erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge.
  4. insouciant: marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant.
  5. salubrious: healthful.
  6. verbiage: an overabundance of words.
  7. ascribe: to attribute.
  8. jovial: merry; joyous; jolly.
  9. adamant: not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
  10. desideratum: something desired.
  11. ersatz: being a substitute or imitation.
  12. solace: comfort in grief.
  13. triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.
  14. stoic: indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; also, one who is stoic.
  15. encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance.
  16. puerile: juvenile; childish.
  17. innocuous: harmless; also, unlikely to offend or provoke.
  18. colloquial: characteristic of informal spoken language.
  19. eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable.
  20. dour: stern or unyielding or gloomy.
  21. incongruous: lacking in harmony.
  22. winsome: light-hearted.
  23. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance.
  24. tumult: the commotion or agitation of a crowd.
  25. parvenu: an upstart; one newly risen in class or economic status.
  26. riparian: of or pertaining to the bank of a river.
  27. dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay.
  28. edify: to instruct and improve.
  29. impecunious: habitually without money; poor.
  30. polyglot: speaking or containing many languages.
  31. sedulous: diligent in application or pursuit.


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